Global Issues hosts dodgeball event to aid sister school

Nadav Gov-Ari

Seniors Ukiah Johnson, Bill Milanick, Emily Smith and Jack Schoelz speak to the school about Global Issues in an attempt to spread awareness at the spring assembly. Photo by Muhammad Al-Rawi
On Thursday April 12, RBHS Global Issues club host a dodgeball event after school to benefit a sister school. This sister school, Choula A, is one of many located in Eastern Chad and is a home for refugees from the war-torn Darfuri regions.
The school houses and teaches the refugees, providing shelter and a sense of family many of them sadly lack.
Global Issues club has committed itself to help the school as much as it can, from financial support to Skype calls with the students to provide moral support.
In order to aid its cause, the club will be hosting the dodgeball event tomorrow and a separate cricket event on Saturday, April 21 at Rock Quarry Park.
The cost is $5 per person for dodgeball and $3 for cricket.
We’re trying to find a fun way to try and get people to come to our events because the more people come to our events the more revenue,” senior club co-leader Nikhilesh Sharma said. “Especially recently with CPS not allowing people to play dodgeball, its really enticing and could raise us a lot of money for Choula A.”
Unlike its past projects, Global Issues is committed to Choula A for the long-term. Previously, each project would last a semester and would aid a little revenue. This time, the club wants to help see Choula A’s students succeed, and examine the impact RBHS has over time.
“We want to help the school as much as we can and watch it grow,” Sharma said. “Even when all of us are gone, we’ll still be hopefully supporting the school and watching the children succeed.”
By Nadav Gov-Ari